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2015 BGTW Photographer of the Year – Timothy Bird

BGTW Photographer of the Year Award sponsored by Fuji Film went to Tim Bird who is based in Helsinki. His winning images captured subjects as diverse as boys drumming themselves into a frenzy at a Jaipur festival, fishing nets being emended in a Sarawak … ..more

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2015 BGTW Travel Writer of the Year – Jonathan Thompson

BGTW Travel Writer of the Year award, sponsored by Travel PR, went to Jonathan Thompson for a portfolio of travel articles in the Daily Telegraph, Escapism, Metro and the Guardian. They ranged in scope from a visit to Antarctica on the trail of Shackleton, the marriage match corner of Chengdu in … ..more

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Best Tourism Projects of 2015 revealed by BGTW

The British Guild of Travel Writers’ annual tourism awards were announced last night on the eve of World Travel Market. Lincoln Castle Revealed & Magna Carta Vault in Lincoln was named best in in the UK category, the Caverne du … ..more

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Motion Pictures – Birth of an eBook

Want to capture the essence of your travels on camera? Guild member and photographer extraordinaire Tim Bird has produced an e-guide…….. In early 2015 I was flattered to be approached by the Intrepid adventure travel agency who asked me if I would … ..more

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Mastering Twitter: Guild seminar open to non members

Twitter has become the best way to keep up with the news as it happens, find sources, find an audience and even network online. It’s even been known to be fun. Do you use Twitter regularly? Do you want to get … ..more

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Behind the scenes at London City

What does the future hold for London City Airport? Plans for expansion – approved by Newham Council but opposed by the capital’s outgoing Mayor Boris Johnson – will be examined at a public inquiry next year. Guild members were given … ..more

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Guild members nominated for Travel Media awards

Guild members are prominently represented among the finalists in the inaugural Travel Media Awards. They include:   NATIONAL CONSUMER TRAVEL FEATURE OF THE YEAR Jeremy Seal for ‘Back to Iran’ in Ultratravel Andrew Eames for ‘Ice ‘N’ Easy’ in The Sunday Times Travel Magazine TRAVEL … ..more

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Out Now: Skylines by Yolanda Zappaterra and Jan Fuscoe

Members Yolanda Zappaterra and Jan Fuscoe were tasked with describing fifty vibrant, magnificent cityscapes around the globe, spanning every continent. Rather than a book about the world’s most important cities, its biggest, the most well-known, the highest number of visitors, or most … ..more

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BBC World News features Chris Coe’s TPOTY

BGTW member, Chris Coe, has over the last 12 years built his Travel Photographer of the Year competition into one which is now recognised the world over, with entrants from more the 100 countries. The winning images for the 2014 competition … ..more

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Members News: Summer 2015

ISSUED BY THE BRITISH GUILD OF TRAVEL WRITERS Issue No.50; August 2015 CHAIRMAN’S MESSAGE This has been an exciting, productive and fun-filled spring/summer season for the 270-member British Guild of Travel Writers. Our 2015-2016 Yearbook – considered the bible of … ..more

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The Guild meets at least once a month and regularly hosts networking events, charity fundraisers, panel discussions and workshops. Here’s what we’ve been up to lately.

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